12 Lessons George R. Martin Has Taught Us About Writing. Love his writing! He is so interesting and he doesn't try to convince you of his world, but rather he just substitutes his reality over the one in your head and good luck fighting against it!
What about Fear of water? Phobias: xenophobia definition is a bit simplistic; yes 'strangers' but also more towards the fear of foreigners. Usually, used socially and culturally than just 'strangers' but I digress.